Guggenheim Museum helps man propose to girlfriend

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UPPER EAST SIDE — A couple’s Sunday date at the Guggenheim Museum ended with a beautiful surprise.

It was around noon on Sunday on the Upper East Side and Abraham Serouya was inside the museum, pacing.

What was about to happen would change his life.

Serouya strategically set up two of his girlfriend’s photos in the museum’s basement with the help of the museum staff — that was just the beginning.

The tour he set up for her and her family ends with him getting down on one knee, popping the question.

A man surprised his girlfriend (with the help of the Guggenheim Museum) for a proposal. (PIX11/ Jennifer Bisram)

“He says I have to show you something in the basement and I’m like wow private archives. All of a sudden, I see two of my photos up — oh my God those are mine,” Carol Sabbagh said, “Once I saw my photos I knew.”

So why the Guggenheim?

“Because she’s such a great photographer, I wanted to display her work and give her a taste what it’s going to be like in a few years,” said Serouya.

Carol studies photography and Abraham is on his way to becoming a dentist.

Surrounded by their loved ones, the two said the day couldn’t be anymore perfect.

“She’s the best. She’s beautiful, smart, the top of her class, and she’s a talented photographer,” Serouya said.

The couple not wasting much time — they already have a date set for the wedding. It’s expected to take place this summer.

A man surprised his girlfriend (with the help of the Guggenheim Museum) for a proposal. (PIX11/ Jennifer Bisram)